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Shania Twain Goes Diva, Don Gibson Feels Lonesome – Today In Country Music History

Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of the band Lady Antebellum perform onstage during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lady Antebellum picked up a triple-platinum single on this date in 2010, Shania Twain went all Diva on us in 1998 and Don Gibson was feeling Lonesome at the top of the country charts in 1958.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 14 April, 2012.

  • Lady Antebellum picked up a triple-platinum single for “Need You Now” in 2010.
  • Shania Twain joined Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Carole King at New York’s Beacon Theatre for a taping of VH1 Divas Live in 1998.
  • Lorrie Morgan charted her first Number One hit with “Five Minutes” in 1990.
  • Hank Williams Jr. recorded “A Country Boy Can Survive” in 1981.
  • Barbara Mandrell‘s remake of the R&B hit “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” toped the Billboard country chart in 1979.
  • George Jones‘ Number One single, “She Thinks I Still Care,” charted in 1962.
  • Don Gibson‘s “Oh Lonesome Me” claimed the top spot on the Billboard country chart in 1958.
  • Eddy Arnold‘s Number One single, “Kentucky Waltz,” charted in 1951.

Not to plant another brainworm song in your head, but here’s Don Gibson … In living color!

 

 

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